Rosemary Wayo, GNA
Tamale, Dec. 28, GNA
– The University of Cape Coast (UCC) has held a matriculation ceremony for the
Northern Zone of its College of Distance Education (CoDE) students in Tamale for
the 2019/2020 academic year.
The ceremony was an
official platform to receive and admit students into different programmes under
the CoDE, through swearing a matriculation oath.
They comprised fresh
students from various learning centres in the Northern, Savannah, Upper East,
Upper West and North East regions, who were enrolled for undergraduate and post
Prof. Joseph Ghartey
Ampiah, the Vice Chancellor of the UCC, in a speech read on his behalf by the
UCC CoDE Provost, Prof. Isaac Galyuon, said 13,089 students were admitted into
the University to pursue both undergraduate and post graduate courses through
the CoDE in Education and Business.
He said 11,908 of
them were undergraduate and 1,118 were postgraduate students consisting of
6,566 males and 6,523 females.
He said the
admission statistics showed that there was massive improvement in female
undergraduate admission this academic year.
reiterated that the figures revealed gender parity was gaining ground in the
He said attaining an
appreciable gender balance in admission of students into the school’s Distance
Education programmes had significant socio-economic implications on families
advised the students to adhere to rules and regulations, keep their learning
centres tidy at all times and be constructive in balancing social life with
The Vice Chancellor
gave the assurance that the University was restructuring the College with new
programmes and redesigning old ones to enable easy transfer of credits from
distance mode to regular mode and vice versa.
He said the CoDE had
introduced Junior High school, Primary School Education and Early Childhood
Education programmes, in line with Ghana Education Service’s new curriculum.